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Grace McLeish

Senior Associate


Grace McLeish

Senior Associate


Grace represents clients including lenders (both local and international financial institutions), borrowers, arrangers, and sponsors, in a broad range of local and multijurisdictional financing transactions. She is experienced in corporate finance, structured finance, receivables finance, debt restructuring, infrastructure finance, project finance, debt capital markets, and derivatives transactions. Through her experience Grace has worked across a variety of sectors including energy, coal, solar and financial services.

News & insights

Collection of lights

Publications: 30 NOVEMBER 2021

The sun never sets on English law governed debt: reviewing the Re Prosafe SE decision

The recent decision in Re Prosafe SE pits the principle of freedom of contract against the increasingly popular modified universalism in the cross-border restructuring and insolvency space.

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digital transformation concept

News: 29 NOVEMBER 2021

Allen & Overy advises Avenga on the acquisition of Perfectial Group

Allen & Overy has advised Avenga, an international IT and digital transformation technology group, on the acquisition of Perfectial Group.

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Glass building

News: 29 NOVEMBER 2021

Allen & Overy advises Ørsted in purchase of 302 MW onshore wind farm

Allen & Overy advised Ørsted in the acquisition of Lincoln Land Wind, a 302 MW onshore wind farm in Morgan County, Illinois, from Ares Management. This transaction also includes the acquisitions of…

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A train moving at high speed at night

News: 25 NOVEMBER 2021

A&O advises Europe’s largest private rail freight company on landmark partnerships

Allen & Overy have advised Lineas, the largest private rail freight company in Europe on landmark partnerships with Beacon Rail and Ermewa through sale-and-leasebacks of part of its rolling stock.

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Allen & Overy LLP
Apollolaan 15
1077 AB Amsterdam

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Admitted as an Attorney (South Africa), 2013


Bachelor of Science, Human Physiology & Anatomy, University of the Witswatersrand, 2007

LLB, University of the Witswatersrand (cum laude), 2010

Banking and Finance certificate course (with distinction), Mandela Institute, 2013

Pro-bono experience

Assisted previously disadvantaged individuals with drafting of wills.

Published work

Grace McLeish, Melanie Murcott, 2012 "Keeping State Secrets" Without Prejudice

Grace McLeish 2012 "Interim Orders" Without Prejudice